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The Jungle Book Paperback – April 3, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1613823316 ISBN-10: 1613823312

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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Kipling Press (April 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613823312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613823316
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James A. Bradley on October 10, 2013
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Even though I have seen Disney's version of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, I realized that the book itself was a bit dark, which was not what I was expecting. Each section of the book starts with a little song or poem, and then adds some detail about what was happening during each event. The main story is about a man cub named Mowgli, who was raised in a pack of wolves. When Mowgli is grown up, Bagheera, a black panther, has to take him to where he truly belongs, in the man village. At the same time, Shere Khan, a Bengal tiger and the main antagonist, tries to hunt Mowgli for his [Shere Khan] food. Baloo, a sloth bear, who ends up being Mowgli's best friend, also protects Mowgli. I believe that the chemistry between Baloo and Mowgli is amazingly catching because nobody could ever realize that a real life person would eventually befriend a bear. I would personally recommend this book to anyone who has seen Disney's The Jungle Book or a huge fanatic of jungles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Plume45 on August 5, 2013
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Drawing upon his experience and memories of life in India Rudyard Kipling, the poet of the Raj, presented the world with a series of stories set in the jungle--especially to entertain children. A far (wolf's) cry from the lighthearted How this or that animal got its whatever salient feature, this collection transports readers directly into the steamy jungle replete with all its dangers: a wolf pack, gibbering monkeys, a vicious tiger, a deadly snake and
rampaging elephants. Although mainly stand-alone stories the core character that emerges is Mowgli, a child lost from his village and literally raised by wolves. (The inspiration for Cub Scouts who must faithfully learn the Law of the Pack.)

To be accepted as one of the Seonee wolf pack two animals must speak for the naked babe--innocently playing with pebbles in the moonlight--oblivious to the debate over his fate. It falls to Bagheera, the black panther, to present a ceremonial kill to the pack, while Baloo, the gentle brown bear, offers to serve as his instructor in jungle lore. Thus is Mowgli, the man-child, initiated into the Pack at Council Rock. As the young boy grows he comes to realize that his most deadly nemesis will be Sher Kahn, the vengeful tiger.

There are other animal characters in the Jungle Books as well: the White Seal who discovers a secret underwater passage to a safe haven for his fellow seals; brave Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the mongoose, who protects the family's bungalow by going down into the burrow of his deadliest enemy. Do not let Disney--enjoyable as the animated versions are--define these mini masterpieces of literature, for Kipling was adept at his craft; there is no substitute for the original text and authentic flavor of his unedited children's classics.
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Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India, in 1865, and the country always fascinated him. He worked to bring the magic of India to the English-speaking world through the books he wrote, and the most famous of these is The Jungle book. The Jungle Book is a collection of stories in which animals are used to both entertain and teach moral stories.

I must say that I really enjoyed this book a good deal more than I thought I would. The stories are quite fascinating, especially the ones set in India...The White Seal, about a white furred seal is good, its just that Mr. Kipling draws such fascinating verbal picture of India. I really enjoyed the time I spent reading The Jungle Book, and now fully understand why this book is considered a classic in English-language literature.

So, if you want to read a really great piece of “classic” literature, get The Jungle Book – you won’t regret it!
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Everyone of us needs to read the real thing instead of relying on the Disney interpretation. In the end this is just a collection of children's stories that are nice to read to my grand kids.
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